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Posted: 5/20/2005 2:06:27 PM EDT
We used to laugh and make fun of DU because they ban us in mere minutes when we post over there.
But lately, every time someone posts something contrary to our beliefs they are pointed out to moderators in the team forum, and are called out for banning by at least several in the thread they posted in.

We are not DU! If someone says something stupid, ignore them.
But quit begging for Mod's to ban every new member that posts something silly/stupid/crazy.

Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:08:43 PM EDT
Spring cleaning?
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:10:15 PM EDT
Yes, let them develop to the point where they become the next cyanide and clean cut. They were such plusses for the board!
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:14:41 PM EDT
MODS!!!!!!!!!!! He compared us to DU!!!! That's mean! BAN HIM!!!!!


You mean like that?


Hang on, I have to go start my Bear Pit thread about how Leisure_Shoot is teh gay.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:22:33 PM EDT
I think these "new members" are just troll accounts of present/past members with an axe to grind. They seem pretty obvious because they jump into it straight away in their first post.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:22:57 PM EDT
Notice we're also getting a higher rate of trolls than normal?
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:23:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 2:27:32 PM EDT by nightstalker]
I thought "ban him" was just ARFspeak for "hail fellow, well met".

It was funny in Monty Python....now it's
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:23:37 PM EDT
Ban Lesiure Suit.

Yeah, I'm down with that.

Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:24:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 2:25:51 PM EDT by HardShell]
I have zero problem with the Mods doing their job and enforcing the rules - at times, I wish they were even stricter with that.

BUT...

I agree with you 100% about folks starting threads about banning this poster or that just for swimming against the tide - bad form, IMHO.


(Think about how boring this place would be if we all agreed on everything. )
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:24:28 PM EDT
please ban everyone from Ohio.

TIA
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:25:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Merrell:
please ban everyone from Ohio.

TIA



we can ban everyone except people in WI
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:27:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 2:28:30 PM EDT by DOA]

Originally Posted By HardShell:
I have zero problem with the Mods doing their job and enforcing the rules - at times, I wish they were even stricter with that.



+1. I have no problem with outing trolls as long as its only in Team and not in GD.
Team membership has its priveliges.

LS, what the Hell are you doing sharing our secrets of Team in GD?
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:39:30 PM EDT
I'm with Leisure_Shoot and HardShell.

Remember back in second grade, Priscilla Wideload,
or whatever her name was in your school, I think
every school had a few. "Teacher teacher, Dan
made a face at you when you weren't looking".

Priscilla wasn't very popular then, of course now she
runs some Microsoft division or is a US Senator.

DanM
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:40:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:41:46 PM EDT
Whats the DU?
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:47:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:47:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
We used to laugh and make fun of DU because they ban us in mere minutes when we post over there.
But lately, every time someone posts something contrary to our beliefs they are pointed out to moderators in the team forum, and are called out for banning by at least several in the thread they posted in.

We are not DU! If someone says something stupid, ignore them.
But quit begging for Mod's to ban every new member that posts something silly/stupid/crazy.





+1 million.

I've bitched about this before also.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:50:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MOGWAR:
Whats the DU?



democratic underground forum site
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:50:57 PM EDT
You wanna know the differance?

Site Staff doesn't ban them unless they truly attempt to damage the community. Hell, they even get warnings here.

Sure, if you don't toe the line around here you get heckled by the membership. You may even get somebody to throw out one of those funny "Ban Him" photochops...but they don't get banned.

See liberating1 for an example.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:53:43 PM EDT
Ban Mauser!
Its for the children!




Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:03:26 PM EDT
We must BAN all Bans of Banned Banners who are to be banned for suggested Banning
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:06:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Shouldn't this be in the Team Forum?



yes. sorry.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:16:48 PM EDT
Don't sweat it - Use BAN Roll-On
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:37:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:42:38 PM EDT
Everyone who posted above me should be banned.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:47:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By -Absolut-:
Everyone who posted above me should be banned.



Ditto.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 4:25:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 12:41:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
We used to laugh and make fun of DU because they ban us in mere minutes when we post over there.
But lately, every time someone posts something contrary to our beliefs they are pointed out to moderators in the team forum, and are called out for banning by at least several in the thread they posted in.

We are not DU! If someone says something stupid, ignore them.
But quit begging for Mod's to ban every new member that posts something silly/stupid/crazy.




Link Posted: 5/25/2005 12:49:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Luxan:

Originally Posted By Merrell:
please ban everyone from Ohio.

TIA



we can ban everyone except people in WI



I rather like this idea.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 12:51:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DLoken:

Originally Posted By Luxan:

Originally Posted By Merrell:
please ban everyone from Ohio.

TIA



we can ban everyone except people in WI



I rather like this idea.



cyanide is that you?
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 2:52:56 AM EDT
Reminds me of "Witches! Burn the witches!"
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 3:45:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SoCalJBT:
I think these "new members" are just troll accounts of present/past members with an axe to grind. They seem pretty obvious because they jump into it straight away in their first post.




As someone who was accused of being a past member, can I just say that those accusations can be easily proved or dis-proved:
Ask the owner of the forum
Bottom line, the IP addies of people posting are easy enuf to trace (and I am sure Ed's got the program/capability to do so)
Now if these troll accounts are signing in on their mom's computer, or the one at the local library, that's another story...harder to prove they are the "unwashed" if you will. Let them amuse you until they violate the COC then BUHBYE.
But, for whatever it's worth: asking to ban or actually banning people who violate COC is expected and proper; asking to ban or actually banning people for an opinion that differs from yours (or the *hive's*) is socialism in its simplist form.

<awaits the photochops>
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 11:41:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:

Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
We used to laugh and make fun of DU because they ban us in mere minutes when we post over there.
But lately, every time someone posts something contrary to our beliefs they are pointed out to moderators in the team forum, and are called out for banning by at least several in the thread they posted in.

We are not DU! If someone says something stupid, ignore them.
But quit begging for Mod's to ban every new member that posts something silly/stupid/crazy.





+1 million.

I've bitched about this before also.




+2


Link Posted: 5/25/2005 11:48:30 AM EDT
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